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e.l.f. Cosmetics Essential Lip Stain
3 varieties available

e.l.f. Cosmetics Essential Lip Stain


3.3 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars27%
  • 4 Stars21%
  • 3 Stars23%
  • 2 Stars16%
  • 1 Star13%
3.34 / 5 based on 1,581 Reviews


Get beautiful precision color that lasts for hours with this pigment rich lip stain marker. The pen-like tip lets you draw on color easily for a streak & smudge free professional look. Infused with nourishing Vitamin E to hydrate and moisturize lips.

How To Use:

  1. Apply lip stain marker directly on to dry, clean lips and build coverage as desired.
  2. For longer lasting color and a full pout, use it over our Lip Primer & Plumper.


Water(Aqua), Propylene Glycol, PVP, Polysorbate 20, Tocopheryl Acetate (Ve), Coceth-7, PPG-1-PEG-9 Lauryl Glycol Ether, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Tropolone, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, Butylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Propylparaben
May Contain: Red 33 Lake (CI 17200), Red 22 Lake(CI 45380), Red 40 Lake(CI 16035), Yellow 5 Lake(CI 19140), Blue 1 Lake(CI 42090), Yellow 6 Lake(CI 15985)

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e.l.f. Cosmetics Essential Lip Stain
e.l.f. Cosmetics Essential Lip Stain
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  • "Have this in a few shades, amazing pigmentation. LOVE THIS! The only thing is you should do a lip scrub prior to application tends to make lips look a little dry....overall great buy" in 79 reviews
  • "This lip stain is super nice and so cheap!! It has a very great pigmentation and a long lasting strength. I can put it on in the morning, eat, drink, and everything in between and still have a little bit of pigmentation left by the time I get home from work. (this is without any re-application)" in 42 reviews
  • "It works great but I have to reapply a few times during the day." in 1 review
Sarah R.
Oklahoma City, OK
216 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Review for: Pink Petal more...
My go to lip stain. I live how pigmented this lip stain is. It goes on so smooth and stays on for hours. You can get very precise bc of the way the tip is shaped.
Alexa M.
Kanab, UT
2 reviews
Review for: Crimson Crush more...
This lip stain would be better if it didn't run out of color so fast.. I really like it but it was like one of those markers you get at birthday party's.. I will give it a four...
Cheyenne S.
Los Fresnos, TX
203 reviews
Review for: Crimson Crush more...
I was not a big fan! it is dry looking and last for only about an hour. it is great for first time lipstick users who want to sample before trying the big deals!
Emily D.
Lexington, SC
55 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Review for: Berry Blush more...
The first time i tried to use it, the pen dried up before i was able to fully apply it to my lips! Also, it looked super blotchy when i tried applying it as well
Shaquana p.
Willowbrook, IL
8 reviews
Review for: Pink Petal more...
I do not like the elf lip stain at all. When it first comes on it is nice,But after a few minutes it dries out and looks very dull. Also it makes your lips really dry so I end up having to put chapstisk over it
Katie K.
torrance, CA
219 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
i wouldn't spend the $2 or however much this costs lol.  i personally hate lip stains to be honest... but yeah this stuff is definitely not worth it.  
Kayye M.
Elkhart, IN
9 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I absolutely love the color but for the size there wasn't much of any color coming out of the container and also it dried very quickly and I has to use it all in one day
itzel  .
Lynwood, CA
6 reviews
Review for: Berry Blush more...
It doesn't last long, so you can forget about eating when you have this lip stain on. You do not get enough product in the item. Mine probably lasted less than a month. It's also very hard to apply.
Cassidy B.
Lawrenceburg, TN
7 reviews
Review for: Hot Tamale more...
I used this lip stain when I was in danceline my junior year. I can not say enough about how much I love this product. After 6-7 hours and sweating during a 10 minute band show it still stayed on. If you haven't tried this product you should! It's cheap and stays really well.
Kimberly J.
Asheboro, NC
5 reviews
Review for: Crimson Crush more...
Pretty color but it does not stay all day like it claims... It would work well for a night out on the town depending on what you are doing but not good for all day use
Rebekah H.
Greenville, SC
3 reviews
A lot of lip stains make my lips feel dried out. How does this one compare?
Alyssa T.
Canonsburg, PA
108 reviews
Do these stay on well? I just want a little bit of color that will last for at least 8 hours.
Julie V.
74 reviews
Do they dry out quickly?
Holly F.
Wooster, OH
5 reviews
Are these lip stains matte or glossy? And how do they actually last?
Kelcee D.
4 reviews
Do you like this lip stain? Does it last long? Thank you.

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